9:00 a.m.: The issues

Double trigger match to enter this second day of competition. On the one hand, England, semi-finalist in Russia four years ago and finalist for the Euro in 2021, intends to heat up the machine to be there for this World Cup, where it has great ambitions. . On the other, Iran, with much smaller sporting objectives but whose presence in Qatar is a strong symbol while a popular uprising is underway in the country. What attitude will the players adopt? One of the best elements of the selection, Sardar Azmoun, is thus an active support for the demonstrators who risk their lives in Tehran and in many cities. The political context will inevitably weigh on this match.

>> We meet at 1:30 p.m. to experience this meeting, which promises to be exciting in many ways…

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